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Published Apr 1, 2016 8:00 AM


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The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. giving a speech at UCLA in 1965.

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The Affiliates of UCLA Spring Reception

As a cultural bridge from the community to UCLA, The Affiliates of UCLA offer access to the university’s excellence. UCLA Men’s Soccer Head Coach Jorge Salcedo, in his 12th season with the team, and UCLA Women’s Soccer Head Coach Amanda Cromwell, who coached the women’s team to its first NCAA Championship in 2013, will speak at this dinner reception.

APR. 14 / THURS / 4:30-8 P.M. Location: Calif. Room, Faculty Center. Contact: Juliana Alvarez, jalvarez@support.ucla.edu, (310) 825-6338.

2nd Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Remembrance Day: “All Labor Has Dignity”

Join UCLA Black Alumni as they co-sponsor this event commemorating the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic visit and speech at UCLA in 1965. At noon, there will be a rebroadcast of King’s speech and other speakers at Meyerhoff Park. In the afternoon and evening, there will be film screenings, including Concussion.

APR. 26 / TUES / 12 P.M. Admission: TBA. Location: UCLA Campus. Contact: Vusisizwe Azania, vazania@CPO.ucla.edu.

15th Annual UCLA Alumni Day at the Races

Dust off your most dapper duds and don your most fabulous chapeau. Celebrate Kentucky Derby Day at beautiful Santa Anita Park with fellow Bruins. Registration includes general admission, a racing program, a buffet luncheon, games and prizes. Lunch is served at noon; the program ends at 3 p.m.

MAY 7 / SAT / 10:30 A.M. Admission: TBA. Location: Santa Anita Park and Racetrack, Picnic Circle #1, 285 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91066. Contact: rosebowlbruins@alumni.ucla.edu. Web: www.alumni.ucla.edu/alumninetworks/rose-bowl-bruins.

UCLA Social Enterprise Academy: Venture Competition and Showcase

This six-month social entrepreneurship program partners UCLA students with social ventures to develop earned-income opportunities and to make presentations to potential investors. Come hear the pitches and vote for an audience favorite and award up to $5,000.

JUNE 3 / FRI / Time TBA. Location: De Neve Auditorium. Web: www.partnership.ucla.edu/seacademy.

More Reasons Than Ever to Stay Connected

UCLA Alumni Association members are UCLA degree holders, UCLA Extension certificate holders, UCLA Medical Center residents and others in the UCLA community — 525,000 persons strong. Members are entitled to a breadth of useful benefits, including access to the exclusive UCLA Alumni LinkedIn group, and UCLA Recreation eligibility with the registration fee waived. Membership also includes an increasing number of conveniences, such as the ability to print your membership card off the website and to view your member number and other information online. Access to your membership information is now easier than ever! All members receive these benefits, and many more, at no cost.

Members who make a financial contribution to support UCLA Alumni Scholarships or the association itself receive additional benefits and a 100% tax deduction. This generosity allows UCLA Alumni Scholars the continued pursuit of their dreams and gives the association the opportunity to offer engaging events, services, benefits and discounts. As of January, the number of Gold Members (who make a one-time investment of $1,000) had grown to 771 — including 388 Life Members who upgraded — and the number of Blue Members (those who make an annual $100 contribution) had increased to 6,772. We continue to honor our Legacy Life Members, who make up 80,295 of the association family. For a full list of alumni events in your area and member benefits, visit www.alumni.ucla.edu.

Members of the community have shared thoughts about their experiences and the new membership model. One alumnus wrote, “Despite living more than 100 miles away, I still feel part of the Bruin family.” Another wrote, “I am a new member. It was a great idea to open up membership to all alumni. It has allowed me the opportunity to explore the benefits. I am amazed at all of the programs available. We are definitely looking forward to attending Bruin Woods and summer programs in the future.”

The UCLA Alumni Membership team is constantly working with campus partners — including the UCLA Library, the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, UCLA Extension and ASUCLA — to enhance benefit offerings. They also work closely with other University of California campuses to develop new reciprocal benefits. There is much to explore and much to look forward to.

Share your ideas on what other benefits you would like by emailing the membership team at member@support.ucla.edu.

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